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The Dreamers Youth Foundation’s, Samantha Smith and Osh Speak on Giving Back to the Community
September 24, 2020
Co-Founders Osh and Samantha Smith started The Dreamers Foundation in 2015 as a small workshop. Throughout the years, they transitioned their workshop over to Vector 90, a collaborative workspace created by David Gross and the late Nipsey Hussle. Co-Founder Smith said it is essential to know the power Black people have. She stated, "We need to know that we have power as Black people, and this is the year we take our power back. We have to use our voices." Smith states it is ok to go out and march, but wants people to vote and make real changes in the community to see results. ... read more »
Pastor Shep and Gang Leaders Bring Awareness to the Peace Movement in L.A. Communities
August 27, 2020
Paul Williams, aka Lil Doc, was arrested by the Federal Government two days after ending a 45-year dispute between two tribes. Crawford said he does not know what to do because he is frustrated when they are trying to help cultivate and get the "O.G.'s" to start having peace movements it seems like the police arrest them. "Doc, who is a huge part of this movement which has in his way, has made sure these tribes come together and make sure they have peace, got picked up on some things that allegedly happened way back. I'm not here to talk about whether he is guilty or innocent. I'm here to talk about Paul Wallace that I know is passionate about what's been going on in these streets, and so are a lot of these leaders here. Who are we to tell them that whenever they crossover to do the right thing, they will be picked up over things that happened years ago. It would make them say I don't want to change." ... read more »
Mothers In Action Celebrates Their 22nd Annual Back to School Health Fair
August 20, 2020
In memory of Mitchell's late Mother, the founder of M.I.A., Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, they distribute their first 100 backpacks each year for the last 6 years to First AME Church for their foster care youth in honor of her passing and life of service.. "My Mother was the founder of Mother's In Action, and she understood that children fail because they can't hear, they can't see, and don't have the resources to have a successful school year. So she started this thing 22 years ago, said President Mitchell." ... read more »
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